2024 Chesapeake Region Workshop

2024 Chesapeake Region Workshop

Meet Us at the Junction

Online — Zoom

March 20–21, 2024


"Meet Us At The Junction" and join regional interpreters for the annual NAI Chesapeake Region 2024 workshop! This year's workshop will take place virtually on Zoom. Presentations will be Wednesday and Thursday March 20-21, 2024 from 1pm-4pm.

Be part of the growing community of interpreters! Learn from others successes, challenges, and current interpretive projects. Our conference organizing team’s question “Why is it so hard to bring things back?” fueled our conference theme “Meet Us At The Junction”.

“Meet Us At The Junction” is a gathering point for all of us who find ourselves at a crossroads. The field of Interpretation is constantly changing, and interpreters are often tasked to create community when having to address sometimes complex or opposing concepts like the past and present, technology and nature, and the ways in which stories are being retold.

Presentation topics may include:

  • Administration/Management – Dealing with change, generating revenue, management of natural and cultural resources, staff training/professional development
  • Nature/Environmental Topics – Coastal issues/climate change, community science, how to engage in specific natural science topics such as birding, insects, astronomy
  • Culture and History – Interpreting in times of extreme political polarization, best practices for historic programs, whose stories are highlighted and how
  • Beyond Programming – New techniques in interpretive writing, signs/graphic design, interpretive planning, marketing, video editing software, park adaptations
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – attracting and engaging diverse audiences, equity in program development, recruitment and development strategies for hiring and retaining diverse staff, interpreting social change

A full conference schedule will be listed in February!

Workshop Registration Fees

Regular Rate: $45
Discounted NAI Member Rate: $30

Workshop Contact

Ken Rosenthal - krosenthal@reston.org

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be requested in writing. Email your request by March 15 to Kelly Joslin (kjoslin@buckscounty.org). Refunds are not available after March 19.

Special Accommodations

Please let us know of any special accommodations you may need. Example: mobility, vision, ASL or other language translation, etc. We will do our best to accommodate your request. We ask that you make note of your request here on your registration, and also email krosenthal@reston.org by March 5 with your request. We will do our best to accommodate you.

3/20/2024 - 3/21/2024
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